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The Strand

Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis...
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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Fun and lively!

We went right after mardigras so of course they had the roads closed off and there were beads everywhere but we didn't care! They have an amazing salt water taffy and candy shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
CourtneyRussell2014
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Conroe, Texas
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Conroe, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went right after mardigras so of course they had the roads closed off and there were beads everywhere but we didn't care! They have an amazing salt water taffy and candy shop! Some great gift shops! And it's right next to the cruises so if you are making a pit stop in Galveston or waiting for your cruise, make... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There is always something to see and do on the Strand and nearby. It is one of the treasures of Galveston Island with its history, shops and eateries.

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Tyler, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was great!!! I don't like stores that cater to drunk 20-somethings.... The strand was a great place for us to walk around. There are some great shops and my kids LOVED the candy store... they make taffy there and they do pullings at certain times... so find out the taffy pulling times and watch them pull and toss the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Just returned from a girls' trip to Texas. We had a fun afternoon wandering through The Strand - there were so many cute shops to browse. Either we didn't see them or they really weren't there, but we didn't notice too many "tourist junk" shops. We had already eaten or would have been happy to check out one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great little shops, music, food, and relaxation. There is something for everyone on The Strand. Visit downtown Galveston. You just might love it!!!

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Pros neat shops - visitors center for info - lot of eateries - oil Derrick museum. Cons paid Parking. Lotsa photo ops. Visitors center a wealth of info.

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Houston, Texas
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Stand has so man special events and just a nice place to walk and tour the shops and many places to dine.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had the most enjoyable time on the Strand during Mardi Gra!!!!! The crowd was not rowdy and as you walked along the Strand catching beads from the balconies as well as the floats. The shops along the Strand are worth a visit for unique gifts and clothing. The strand is just another great place to visit while in Galveston.

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Kaufman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed getting back down to the Strand. Hated that Col Bubbies is gone now. Loved The Admiralty, Naked Mermaid, Galveston Bookshop, Star Drugs and La Kings Confectionery

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Galveston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you enjoy beautiful old and restored buildings, then the Strand is not to be missed. Many shops and restaurants are available for visitors. And the Strand is just a block away from the Port of Galveston.

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